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Friday, June 21, 2019 cjb Plymouth, MN

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Summer solstace, '19 patch update. Slow 'n steady. 0.3" rain last night-- first in a while, off and on showers forecast through Monday, then sustained temps in the mid to high 80s for the rest of the long range.

The lack of the heat has kept the brakes on the plants. Pumpkins are more or less on pace with last year despite starting early. Tomatoes are runty little things, can't see them in this view.

Both plants have female flowers. 1937 Werner at 10, 13 ft plus one in the vine tip. 10' should open tomorrow or Sunday and I expect to have plenty of males. 13' is in a more favorable position and am shooting for it to be the keeper. 1933 stelts has a flower at 11'. No other apparent options so far.

Secondary growth is picking up, would look better if I wasn't growing in flag pattern. SVB trap deployed this morning. Bug pressure has been light with the cool, but as Rick said, better a day early than a day late.

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